In the wonderful world of business, there is always an occasion to show someone how much you appreciate them. It can be a client, a coworker, an employee, your boss – anyone. Building and maintaining relationships is crucial in the workplace.
There are always the traditional holidays, when desks start flooding with various greeting cards and gift baskets - Hanukkah, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day…basically any holiday marked on a yearly calendar.
If you really want to stand out, start thinking a little deeper. You interact with dozens of people on a daily basis. Each of these people has something going on in their life worth commemorating and celebrating.
Picking out the perfect moment can be tricky so you may be tempted to just overlook it. Don’t. Take a breath and keep reading.
Everyone has a birthday at some point in the year. Send them something to know you’re thinking of them. A simple “Happy Birthday” can go a long way to those around you.
2) Personal Anniversaries
You remember hearing Janet in accounting saying that she can’t believe it’s been ten years since she said, “I do” to her high school sweetheart. Send her something to let her know you remembered.
3) Work Anniversaries
Anniversaries don’t just have to be personal. It’s been a year since you’ve been doing business with Firm X. Let them know you have enjoyed the past year. Bring up shared accomplishments, or something silly that got brought up in a meeting, with future hopes for your continued partnership.
4) Celebrate Life
You know your client Brad’s wife is expecting any day now. Send them a gift to congratulate them. Whether it’s someone’s first or fifth, babies are kind of a big deal.
Be personal. Be thoughtful. Business isn’t always serious. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.
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